(basketball, in US, informal) The four regional champions of the NCAA Division I tournament, one of whom will become the national champion.
(basketball, in US, informal) The final two rounds of the NCAA Division I tournament.
(basketball, in US, informal) An appearance in the Final Four.
These two teams have an amazing number of Final Fours between them.
(basketball, in Europe) The final round of the continent-wide Euroleague club basketball competition, featuring four teams with one becoming champion.
Other Word Forms of Final-four
Final-four Sentence Examples
The final four are at high levels.
If your league gives three points per win to a number five seed, and you select one that wins just two games, this team is much more valuable than a top seed, even if the number one seed advances to the final four.
The final four months of my drinking career were absolutely awful.
Just ask Jennifer Hudson, who never even made it to the final four and recently won an Academy Award for her role in Dreamgirls.
The headlines refer to the actresses in most cases, although in others they refer to the ongoing speculation of what show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino intended for the final four words of the series.